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US election 2016: Eric Trump violates law, tweets Election Day ballot selfie

New York is among the 18 states that have laws restricting the taking of photographs in voting booths or of completed ballots. Photograph: (Getty)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 08, 2016, 09.19 PM (IST)

Republican candidate Donald Trump might have just lost a vote from within his family. The morning of the crucial Election Day, Eric Trump tweeted a picture that appeared to be the vote for his father, Donald Trump. 

“It is an incredible honor to vote for my father! He will do such a great job for the USA! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain,” the proud Trump scion tweeted.

But the vote is likely to be disqualified as New York is among the 18 states that have laws restricting the taking of photographs in voting booths or of completed ballots. 

Last week, a Manhattan federal court judge ruled that the state law barring voters from taking photographs of marked ballots also applies to people sharing pictures of them on social media. 

Eric Trump was not visible in the tweet himself but another tweet showed him leaving the polling site minutes after. The tweet was removed after a publication, Daily News inquired about the violation of law. The photograph could earn him a fine of $1000. 

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